Apple Blog

Apple will open a new development center in Japan by the end of 2016

During his visit to Japan, Tim Cook had a meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. In this space, Apple’s CEO indicated that the company will launch a new development center in Yokohama, outside Tokyo, and that it will be called ‘Tsunashima Technical Development Center’ . Cook said that this location, which will be launched in December this year, will provide application development services.

At the meeting, the Prime Minister highlighted the importance of iOS software development for Japan’s economy, pointing out that the youngest developer in the country is only 8 years old .

Apple will open a new development center in Japan by the end of 2016
Apple will open a new development center in Japan by the end of 2016

“We have talked about the future and about building wonderful things together. I shared with Prime Minister Abe our love for Japan and the importance this country has for Apple” , said Tim Cook.

Apple’s CEO took advantage of his trip to Japan to visit Nintendo’s facilities. Cook has posted several photos on his Twitter account over the past few days, showing his meetings with Nintendo officials , including Shigeru Miyamoto. As you can see from the tweet, Tim Cook enjoyed Super Mario Run at the company’s facility in Kyoto.

In addition to this tweet, Cook also shared some images using Apple Pay to pay for a subway ticket , and published some pictures of his visits to different Japanese temples.

Similar Posts